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January 14, 2021 04:44 PM
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Joins taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was assigned to Washington's taxi squad Wednesday.

Fucale will join Craig Anderson and Pheonix Copley as the netminders on the Capitals' taxi squad. The 36th overall pick of the Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft is a non-factor for fantasy purposes unless he can garner regular playing time. He is likely headed back to the minors once those leagues resume operations.

January 12, 2021 02:20 PM
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Placed on waivers Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was placed on waivers Monday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Fucale's ultimate destination should he clear waivers is uncertain given that the Capitals have a need for goaltending with both AHL Hershey and ECHL South Carolina.

August 19, 2020 12:28 PM
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Inks one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was signed to a one-year, two-way deal by the Capitals on Wednesday.

Fucale posted a 2.36 GAA and .928 save percentage behind a 10-8-4 record with ECHL Orlando during the 2019-20 season. Originally a second-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the 25-year-old is likely to replace the recently retired Parker Milner on the organizational depth chart, and he'll also provide further insurance given the pending free agency of top netminder Braden Holtby. However, with no NHL experience, the Quebec native has yet to establish any meaningful fantasy value.

February 17, 2020 04:48 PM
Zach Fucale: Let go by AHL squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was released from his minor-league contract with Syracuse on Monday.

Fucale has spent most of his time with ECHL Orlando, and he's performed well with a .928 save percentage and 10-8-4 record. The 2013 second-round pick (36th overall) has yet to make his NHL debut. He'll likely try his hand with another minor-league squad or possibly head overseas.

July 1, 2019 08:16 PM
Lightning's Zach Fucale: Signs AHL-only deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale inked an AHL-only contract with the Syracuse Crunch on Monday.

Fucale spent the season with the Golden Knights' farm system, and would have struggled to find time had he gone back. The netminder will get a chance with the Crunch, but could find himself in the ECHL. He went 20-9-1 along with a 3.18 GAA and .894 save percentage in 34 games with ECHL Fort Wayne last season

June 26, 2019 02:36 PM
Zach Fucale: Bound for open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale, contrary to initial reports, didn't earn a qualifying offer from the Golden Knights, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Fucale would have struggled to secure minutes with even AHL Chicago, as the organization already has Dylan Ferguson and Oscar Dansk under contract. The 24-year-old was selected by the Canadiens in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft, but has never lived up to expectations. Where the netminder goes from here remains to be seen, yet it may have to be overseas.

June 25, 2019 06:04 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Fucale: Receives qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights gave Fucale a qualifying offer Tuesday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Fucale was passable in limited action with AHL Chicago last season, posting a 2.51 GAA and .909 save percentage in five appearances. The 2013 second-round pick will almost certainly spend the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors.

September 18, 2018 11:41 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Fucale: Impressive showing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale set aside 24 shots from the Avalanche in Tuesday's 5-1 preseason win.

Formerly in Montreal's system, Fucale latched on with the Golden Knights as a free agent in July. He'll be an emergency option for the second-year club stationed in the Pacific Division.

September 18, 2018 08:48 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Fucale: Tending twine Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale will start Tuesday's preseason game against the Avalanche.

Fucale spent last season in the Canadiens' minor-league system. His time there wasn't very impressive, posting a .890 save percentage through 18 games with AHL Laval and a .913 save percentage in 11 games with ECHL Brampton. He's a risky DFS option in the preseason opener.

July 2, 2018 01:25 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Fucale: Gets deal with Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale inked a deal with the Golden Knights on Sunday.

Fucale was with the Montreal Canadiens last season but never saw any action above the AHL level. That could be the case with the Golden Knights, as well. Marc-Andre Fleury is locked in as the starter, and Vegas has some goalies that will surely be ahead of the 23-year-old in the pecking order as well.

March 6, 2018 10:37 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Shifts to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was returned to AHL Laval on Tuesday.

Fucale was called up for Tuesday's game to back up Charlie Lindgren since Antti Niemi (lower body) was ruled out and Carey Price (concussion) remains on injured reserve. This assignment to minors will allow Fucale to play against AHL Providence on Wednesday, and he could be recalled again if Niemi isn't ready for Thursday's matchup with the Panthers.

March 6, 2018 11:09 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Recalled Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was brought up from AHL Laval on Monday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

Although Fucale hasn't wowed in the minors this season, only recording a .891 save percentage in 12 games, he put his name on the map three seasons ago in the 2014-15 World Juniors. In five games, he logged a 1.20 GAA and .939 save percentage while collecting two shutouts, helping Canada win gold. Although the 22-year-old has still yet to appear in an NHL game, with Carey Price (concussion) still sidelined, head coach Claude Julien could very well call his name for a spot-start.

November 14, 2017 10:48 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Heads to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was re-assigned to AHL Laval on Tuesday, Stu Cowan of The Montreal Gazette reports.

Fucale was initially brought up to serve as added depth since Carey Price (lower body) and Al Montoya (concussion) are both sitting out. However, Laval plays on Wednesday and it isn't necessary for the Canadiens to continue to carry three netminders, leading to Facale's departure.

November 10, 2017 01:25 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Called up under emergency conditions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was emergency recalled from AHL Laval on Friday.

Fucale's promotion comes after Al Montoya (upper body) picked up an injury. The 22-year-old has posted a 4-1-0 record in five minor-league outings, but he recorded a .881 save percentage to go along with the wins, indicating his offense has been bailing him out. Once Montoya or Carey Price (lower body) is cleared for action, Fucale will head back to the AHL, where he will likely spend the bulk of the 2017-18 campaign.

September 26, 2017 12:40 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Recalled to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was recalled from AHL Laval on Tuesday.

Fucale's recall comes on the heels of Charlie Lindgren sustaining a lower-body injury prior to Monday's loss to the Maple Leafs. Assuming Lindgren's injury is somewhat serious, Fucale will likely be used to finish out the preseason as the third goalie, but he isn't likely to make the Opening Night roster with Carey Price and Al Montoya standing in his way.

March 29, 2017 12:52 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Returns to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was sent to AHL St. John's on Wednesday.

Fucale was originally promoted in the wake of a lower-body injury to backup Al Montoya, but the Habs have decided to go with Charlie Lindgren in that spot instead. However, the AHL is still considered a step up from ECHL Brampton, where Fucale had been playing before his initial recall to the Habs.

March 29, 2017 12:08 AM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Emergency recall Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was recalled from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL on an emergency basis, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

After scheduled starter Al Montoya went down with a lower-body injury, Fucale was called into action to serve as Carey Price's backup for Tuesday's matchup with Dallas. If Montoya is forced to miss an extended period of time, Fucale may see some action in the Montreal goal, but it's more likely in that scenario that the Habs would opt for a more experienced goalie than the 21-year-old.

October 25, 2016 09:49 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Dropped to ECHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale has been reassigned to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Fucale, a 2013 second-round draft pick, gave up seven goals in two games before getting reassigned. He has an .896 save percentage since joining the organization.

March 31, 2016 07:23 AM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Lindgren signing clouds future
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale's future with Montreal has been cast in doubt after the organization signed Charlie Lindgren out of St. Cloud State University, the Montreal Gazette reports.

Fucale, a second-round draft pick in 2013, had been considered the goalie of the future, but has looked mediocre since. The 20-year-old native of nearby Laval has an .893 save percentage the last two seasons. For the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League in 2015-16, Fucale was 15-17-4 with a .901 percentage.

November 30, 2015 05:36 PM
Canadiens' Zach Fucale: Recalled Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fucale was recalled by the Canadiens on Monday.

This is the first time Fucale has been called up to the NHL. He will essentially be swapping places with Dustin Tokarski who is being sent back down to Montreal's AHL affiliate St. John's. Fucale compiled a 7-2-1 record with a 3.12 GAA and .907 save percentage in 12 outings this season with St John's. He will be backing up Mike Condon who will likely be starting in Carey Price's place while Price recovers from a leg injury.

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